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OMHA Grads capture University Cup

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 03/20/17, 2:00PM EDT

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Members of the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds win U SPORTS crown


Rob Mignardi (U SPORTS/James West Photography)

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds topped the Saskatchewan Huskies 5-3 in the championship game to take home the University Cup, the top trophy in U SPORTS men’s hockey. The tournament weekend featured eight teams from across the country earning their way into the title game.

The OMHA would like to congratulate all of our grads who participated in the University Cup on a great season. Six of the eight teams had at least one grad on their roster with the champion Varsity Reds featuring Randy Gazzola (Welland Tigers), Rob Mignardi (Richmond Hill Stars) and Marcus McIvor (Whitby Wildcats).

We are proud of our graduates for pursuing post-secondary educations while continuing to play the sport they love.

Other grads on participating teams included:

Acadia University: Stephen Harper (Burlington Eagles)

St. FX: Holden Cook (Whitby Wildcats), Anthony Difruscia (Welland Tigers), Kristoff Kontos (North Central Predators)

University of McGill: Nathanael Halbert (Markham Waxers)

York University: Nicolas Crescenzi (York-Simcoe Express), Connor Hale (Whitby Wildcats), Steven Janes (York-Simcoe Express), Stefano Pezzetta (Markham Waxers), Derek Sheppard (Ajax-Pickering Raiders), Aaron Spivak (Richmond Hill Coyotes), Josh LaFrance (North Central Predators)

Queen’s University: Darcy Greenaway (Kingston Jr. Frontenacs), Graeme Brown (Kingston Jr. Frontenacs), Francesco Vilardi (Kingston Jr. Frontenacs), Henry Thompson (Oshawa Minor Generals), Spencer Abraham (Halton Hurricanes), Kevin Bailie (Quinte Red Devils)

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